Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Devotees have darshan of Datta padukas - The Times of India

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    • The Datta padukas, which were kept in district treasury after the closure of Datta cave shrine following its collapse, have been placed atop the hill for the devotees to get a glimpse.
    • Last year, the district administration had turned down the request of Sri Rama Sene, Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishath, to keep the Datta's silver sandals atop the hill on Datta Jayanti. However, this year the government intervened and instructed the deputy commissioner to keep the padukas atop the hill.

      More than 15,000 devotees thronged the hill to participate in the Datta Jayanti programme. The devotees relinquished their malas and offered Irumudi (rice, jaggery, oil and coconut) in the ritual place.